After countless hours spent commuting in pantyhose, working from home is the best. Here are some strategies for leading virtual and remote teams.
“You work from home? You are SO LUCKY!”
I get that.
I mean, in some ways, they are right.
You can somewhat control your schedule. Your uniform is kinda cool.
Yoga pants with professional-ish looking tops (okay, mostly pajamas bottoms and tank tops with a sweater thrown over for client video calls), no make-up if you don’t wanna (except the mascara and lip gloss stashed in your top drawer in case of said video calls), working around family things, and maybe on a rainy day having the Real Housewives of New York on in the background while you are working.
When it comes to effective team leadership, trust issues occur. Intelivate’s fun infographic aims to build your success – while building trust.
Trust issues are bound to rear themselves during your role in team leadership. After all, leadership and trust go hand-and-hand.
Maybe you have trust – *all of the trust* – but you don’t know what to do with it, so now it’s just withering away and making pandas everywhere terribly sad. WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO MAKE PANDAS SAD?! You monster.
Regardless of your relationship with trust – and your complete and blatant disregard for the nearly extinct pandas – this guide is almost certainly perfect for you. Follow these simple steps to transform yourself and your team into empowered, high-efficiency professionals.
Use twice weekly as needed.
If you answered all the prompts correctly, then you’re a trust pro! If not, you now know what’s in your way so you can learn, evolve and start again.
(Re-)focusing on fueling my purpose – my people, my passion, and my pen – was both challenging and infinitely rewarding. And scary. Did I mention ‘scary?’
An Intro from My Dear Friend (Who Happens to Be My Boss).
A Foreword from Kris Fannin:
I believe in hiring and role staffing based on an individual’s passion as opposed to simply career choices. Why? If you’re passionate about something, you will do it better, with less effort and faster than anyone else. It’s true.
Recently, I was quoted in a Spark Hire article about what we ask in the interview process at Intelivate:
“What are you most passionate about?”
What ignites excitement and fire in your heart? The common denominator of success and happiness is painfully simple – it’s our fuel of purpose.
A life fueled by a purpose of passion will always create more passion. Passion begets passion; positivity begets positivity.
So, an interviewee that is able to identify their passion in their career choices is one step closer to being able to work toward – and for – that passion, which will, in turn, yield happiness and, ultimately, success.
I believe in the same approach as a leader and colleague with everyone with whom I partner at Intelivate.
Ebony is one of the most passionate and talented colleagues I’ve had the fortune to work with in my 20 years. I loved her the moment I met her.
As with any relationship, we recently went through some growing pains. We had a month or two of conflict. I am a huge believer that conflict is good if approached correctly.